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Video card running very hot


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CAUTION5697

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my video card, which is a 6800 GT by Asus, is running very hot. I have had the card for a couple months now, but have just recently started checking the temps its running at. Idle it is 65 C and when under full load, like when im playing games, its around 80 C. Also the last 2 time i have played games, the game has canceled out, and exits to the desktop, without saving the game or asking if i want to quit, any suggestions?
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If it is being overclocked immediately undo it. 80C is dangerously hot. It desparately needs an aftermarket cooler to bring the temp down below 60C. Maybe its just me, but I find it hard to believe that any reputable company would ship a product that runs this hot under normal circumstances.

It looks like this one might do the job, but I'm not a gamer:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186001
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it isnt OCed at all but im buying a watercooling kit that has a vga block that fits my 6800 GT so hopefully that will sufficently cool it
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Water cooling unless its expensive is a noise reduction measure more than an extra cooling measure, good air cooling will cool better and cost less, for something that cools better than ait you need to spend a fair bit, but if there is something wrong with the cooler the new water will be better.

Asus isn't exactly a fabulous company, but it depends on a few factors like manufacturing conditions etc. etc.
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